Intel announced it has discontinued the manufacturing of its 8th gen ‘Coffee Lake’ LGA 1151 processors. Therefore all the Core, Pentium/ Pentium Gold and Celeron range of 14nm processors are seized from retail and OEM channels. According to the reports, despite the discontinuation of these models, the stocks of the 8th gen Coffee Lake CPUs are more than enough to last until December 18th, 2020. These will be available for sale via retail and OEM channels.
The following are the 8th gen CPUs that will be discontinued:
Cause-and-effect with discontinuations
The discontinuation of the 8th CPUs is hardly surprising as all companies eventually stop the fabrication of the older CPUs. This also marks the end of LGA 1151 socket processors, too. If for any reason you want one of these chips, its best to grab them as quick as possible. Mind you, its best to be careful of ‘fake’ CPUs where certain sellers from sites like eBay, AliExpress, etc. would switch and bait IHS. Since these CPUs use thermal paste on the core, it is easy to delid and reseal them. That said, its also easy to switch-and-bait IHS. There have been many complaints of such nuisances with older CPUs.
But at the same time, the prices of these CPUs would most likely be in the same wavelength as 10 series CPUs. There’s also the AMD 3rd generation Ryzen CPUs, which will also get a new set of Matisse Refresh CPUs, B550 that support PCIe 5.0 lanes and also A520 motherboards sometime in the near future.